The Highlight of the 2014 Bottle Rock Napa Festival was The Cure!

For the past three months we have been bringing to you our featured artists and bands for the 2014 Bottle Rock Napa Festival. The festival was a great success, very well organized, plenty of parking, shuttles, food vendors, water refilling and phone charging stations. We will continue to bring you our recap of this successful festival but first we wanted to bring you the Highlight of the 2014 Bottle Rock Napa Festival. I don’t think it comes as any surprise, that The Cure has been chosen as the highlight of this year’s festival.

The Cure played on Friday night and after a long day of great bands, good food and lots of fun. They started promptly at 7:30 and treated us to a nonstop 2 1/2 hour set. When I mean nonstop, I mean literally nonstop. There were no show breaks, or small talk. They were there to perform and did everything to insure that we all heard our personal favorites as well as some songs that haven’t played live in years!  Due to the strict sound ordinance, they had to have the sound turned off promptly at 10:00. I have no doubt that they could have gone on for another 2 hours.

The energy was intense and infectious as the crowd which ranged from youngsters, teens, young adults to seniors. Everyone was there to have a good time and to witness the magic of a Cure concert. I had the pleasure of seeing The Cure a couple times back in the 90’s and this concert was every bit as magical as those times. Robert Smith sounded just as sweet and captivating as he always did. The band was spot on and delivered studio quality sound. This was a full on rock show and kudos to all the hard working crew that made it happen. When I looked around the crowd, I saw a woman crying, she was in complete joy of the surreal moment. She and her friends were enjoying the moment as they exclaimed numerous times, how they couldn’t believe they were there to see The Cure!

That was the atmosphere all around, everyone was fueled with adrenaline, the crowd was filled and the night brought nostalgic moments to some, new memories to others but to all a wonderful time. You can check out our slide show of photographs from the night.


I couldn’t believe the great selection of songs they performed! Check out the incredible set list from their set:

The Cure Bottle Rock Napa 2014 – Toshiba Stage

  • Shake Dog Shake
  • Fascination Street
  • alt.end
  • The End of the World
  • Lovesong
  • Sleep When I’m Dead
  • Push
  • In Between Days
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Catch
  • Before Three
  • From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
  • Pictures of You
  • Lullaby
  • High
  • Never Enough
  • Wrong Number
  • The Caterpillar
  • The Walk
  • Mint Car
  • Friday I’m in Love
  • Doing the Unstuck
  • Bananafishbones
  • Want
  • The Hungry Ghost
  • One Hundred Years
  • Give Me It


  • A Forest

Encore 2:

  • The Lovecats
  • Hot Hot Hot!!!
  • Let’s Go to Bed
  • Freakshow
  • Close to Me
  • Why Can’t I Be You?

I really hope to get another chance to see The Cure! They will be headlining several Riot Festivals in September. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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